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NTUC FairPrice Share-a-Textbook project kicks off

Published on Dec 8, 2012 3:15 PM
 
NTUC FairPrice is giving out more than 350,000 used textbooks to needy students this year - up from 320,000 last year - under its Share-A-Textbook initiative. (Foreground): Muhd Fathullah, 17 (in black) with his father Mohd Sham, 46 (in white) looking for secondary one school textbooks for his younger sibling at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School. About 18,500 students from low-income families benefit from today's NTUC Fairprice Share-A-Textbook project and they can collect the free textbooks, donated by the community, from either of the three distribution centres; Changkat Changi Secondary School, Yuan Ching Secondary School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

NTUC FairPrice is giving out more than 350,000 used textbooks to needy students this year - up from 320,000 last year - under its Share-A-Textbook initiative.

The supermarket chain said the number of low-income families requesting for textbooks had grown by about 30 per cent this year.

The initiative, which began in 1983, involved collecting used textbooks and distributing them to low-income families to help them cope with education costs.

Distribution to priority students started on Saturday at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.

 
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